On February 2nd of this year when Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, legend had it that we were in for 6 more weeks of winter. I always thought that mean six solid weeks of lousy winter weather, so I laughed out loud when the weather in early February started to warm up. But Phil had the last laugh because he knew that the winter weather didn’t have to be continuous, it could show up randomly every once in a while during the next month and a half and his forecast would proven out.
And it has, we have had several swings from abnormally above average temperatures, leading us to think we might be getting triple digit highs by April, to abnormally below temperatures that make us cuss out that prognosticating groundhog. Yesterday it was sunny and upper sixties, just a touch above normal for this time of year, but today our high didn’t even get up to what is our normal low of 41°. This coming Wednesday we will have a high nearly 20 degrees below normal and the low that night will be in the upper 20s! Thursday, exactly 6 weeks after the second of February, the temperatures start to rise towards normal. Hopefully to stay.